Jiu-Jitsu translates to “the gentle art” it is referred to as such because the art utilizes leverage and balance rather than force and strength. Also the finishing submissions are viewed as a more humane alternative to striking.
Of course! In fact, our beginner classes are an excellent way to get into shape. Not only will you learn the essential skills of self-defense, but you will also focus on muscle strengthening and endurance, cardio, and flexibility.
Yes. In MMA (mixed martial arts) competitions, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has consistently proved its worth. Evidence of this can be found in competitions going back to Vale Tudo and the early UFC.
BJJ will improve conditioning, strength, coordination, flexibility and overall reflexes. Not to mention reduce stress and develop camaraderie with teammates.
Jiu-Jitsu is excellent for rape prevention and other forms of self-defense necessary for women, since most attacks occur on the ground. Strategic grips and proper application of leverage and body weight distribution will allow women to escape from attackers standing or on the ground.
Most people feel some anxiety about starting a martial arts program which is why our introductory class is recommended. Individual attention is a feature in each and every class, allowing all students to progress quickly and confidently towards the more advanced programs. It will make sure you familiarize yourself with the school, the instructors and of course to help you feel comfortable with the material you are learning.
We offer classes 6 days per week. In order to accommodate your hectic schedule, each of our programs run several times per week, allowing you to customize a training schedule that suits your needs. And besides our instructional program, we also provide “open mat” times for those who want to come in and work out on their own as well as private lessons, which can be virtually scheduled for any time of the day!
We recommend that children start at 5 years old. However, since no two kids are the same, and there can be significant differences in coordination and maturity, we are willing to evaluate children younger than 5.